Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

A very interesting book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. It was a real eye-opener and is confirming what many people around the world know in their hearts but that sounds too paranoic.

It affected me in that I really think twice now whether I should consume something or not. My current things seem to do very well, in fact, even if they are a bit damaged or worn. 

From its introduction:

“Economic Hit Men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel World Bank, US government, and other foreign ‘aid’ funds into the coffers of international businesses and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet’s natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, and murder. They play a game as old as Empire but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

“I should know; I was one.”

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